Bristol Ferry Boats

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Bristol Ferry Boats is a wonderful story of community spirit and resolute determination...it's also a really fun trip out!

The ferry service has been running since the 1970s but in 2012 that looked like it was all going to end when the Bristol Ferry Company went into liquidation and the boats were put up for auction. There was such strong feeling that the lovely yellow and blue iconic boats are a part of Bristol's heritage that they were bought by local people to carry on running them as a community benefit service. And we are so grateful that they did. It's a wonderful way to see the city and really works as a way to commute around it!

You can take the boat from the Waterfront in the city centre or even from Bristol Temple Meads station. They also have regular tours - check out their website for more details and times - http://bristolferry.com/publicTrips.php

We think it is worth a trip on it just for the fun of it! It is perfect for children to enjoy the ride, see all of the other boats, spot the ducks...even SS Great Britain and know you are supporting the local community at the same time. What's not to love?!

Check out our little video of our trip on the Bristol Ferry.


  1. Such a good idea, I haven't taken F on the ferry for ages and he would love it. That's a weekend activity sorted, thanks x

  2. Looks like a fun activity - we keep meaning to go on the ferry at Chester!

  3. Going on the ferry is actually one of the things we have yet to do in Bristol! We'll definitely have to give it a go soon!


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